Photographer (Weddings, Corporate, etc)

Photographer from Petaluma, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles

$500 - $2400 per event
Michael Keel Photography is a wedding, travel, corporate and commercial photographer located in Petaluma, California, who serves the San Francisco, Napa Valley regions, Sonoma, South Bay, and pretty much everywhere. He works in and out of the country as a photographer and various travel magazines. Michael would love to share his love for photography with couples on their special day. He is a licensed and an award-winning photographer who is excited to work with couples to create something they will look back on and cherish for years and years. His style is journalistic, but he also shoots all styles, traditional, candid and so on. He shoots roughly 40 weddings a year amongst his travel photo assignments. Allow Michael Keel Photography to capture and memorialize your beautiful day.

Please visit his website for his various portfolios: http://*******.*** <<<

Services Offered
Michael offers a variety of photography styles that couples will appreciate, including contemporary, film, natural, photojournalism, traditional, and vintage. Couples may receive final photographs via albums and digital files. Michael Keel Photography proudly offers the following services:

Additional hours
Engagement shoot
High-res images
Liability insurance
Multiple locations
One event/day
Trash the dress
Wedding portraits

From Me:

First and foremost - I love what I do.

I feel privileged to be able to make art every day and to share it with my clients. My goal is to make images speak, exposing "how it feels". I try to achieve in my work: balance, beauty, consistency and continual growth.

I think my photography stands out from others as I have shot on film my entire life. I focus on "real moments", a more journalistic style of wedding photography. When I make photos, I strive to get the shot right the first time "in camera" - not in Photoshop! A lot of photographers overly utilize Photoshop and manipulate their photos far beyond what they originally shot.

With my work, I only use Lightroom as a "digital darkroom" to develop my colors of what I saw and try my best to make that shot perfect in my eyes to begin with. Photoshop is only used in my work if something major needs to be done, mistake, or a client has a special request for that magazine look of brushing, for example a fashion shoot, modeling ad and so on. No one should "rely" on Photoshop. You should rely on your "photography skills" - while on the job.

Rates: Contact me (varying rate depending on event)

I get the freedom to express how I see the world through my lens. These images are seen through my eyes with the help of my camera. My intention has always been to put the viewer in the moment, of actually feeling like they are in the photo, standing at the viewpoint, gazing, and leaving it up to the viewer to interpret their own feelings. I want to find the camera angle from which this feeling can be the most that they can be whatever that is. If it is the grace of the clouds, then I want the angle from which that grace becomes the absolute most it can be at that moment. And so it leads me on, to explore angles, space, reflections, and light. I strive to make "moments" make sense visually, and trust that the metaphor, meaning, will follow.
Wedding Photographer
Portrait Photographer
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Photographer (Weddings, Corporate, etc) will also travel to Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Eldridge, Glen Ellen, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Vineburg, Kenwood, Novato, Camp Meeker, Sebastopol, Olema, Tomales, Marshall, Valley Ford, Nicasio, Bodega.
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